Agriculture Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 7RU. UK
Tel: 0044 0191 222 6900
 Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/afrd/
 
University of Newcastle, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
 
The School is a leading institution in research and teaching in agriculture, food and the rural environment, housing over 50 academic and technical staff with expertise spanning agricultural science, agricultural economics, food marketing and rural sociology.
 
The School has a long-standing reputation in national and international agricultural policy analysis and modelling, as well as marketing and market analysis and consumer behaviour, with special reference to an enlarged EU. Approximately 50 full- and part-time doctoral students are catered for.
 
The School also houses the Centre for Rural Economy, a dedicated centre providing a focus for teaching and research into countryside change and rural development, in a European context.
 
 
Dr Matthew Gorton
 
Matthew Gorton
Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of newcastle. Matthew has contributed to various projects on the restructuring of the agri-food sector in Central and Eastern Europe. This has included work on agricultural water management in the Western Balkans and rural development policy in the New Member States of the EU. He also worked with Angela Tregear on an evaluation of England’s Regional Food Strategy for DEFRA.
Phone: 0044 191 2226927
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr Mitchell Ness
 
Mitchell Ness
Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle. Mitchell’s recent research has focused on the analysis of food consumer preferences, ethical food retailing and communication of food risk to the public. He has extensive expertise in the use of multivariate techniques and also employing quantitative techniques that link to qualitative research, such as means end chain analysis. He contributed to the Strengthening International Research on Geographical Indications: from research foundation to consistent policy (SINER-GI) project.
Phone: 0044 1912226928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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John White
Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Plymouth. John has acted as coordinator for two EU INTAS projects on the restructuring of food supply chains in the former Soviet Union. His main research areas are supply chain management, especially in the agri-food industry of Central and Eastern Europe, and brand management. His PhD focused on small business networking. He teaches marketing communications and marketing theory at the University of Plymouth.
Phone: 0044 1752 585652